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woensdag 20 september 2017

BBC Health: Hernia mesh surgery leaves men in pain

Hernia mesh surgery leaves men in pain
A group of NI men say they have been left in chronic pain after having mesh inserted for hernias.
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Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale
Some women needed a hysterectomy to remove the sterilisation device Essure.
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MMR vaccine first-dose target met in England
By the age of five, 95% of children are being vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.
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Anger as Brazilian judge backs anti-gay 'therapy'
Psychologists and celebrities vow to fight a court ruling approving the use of "conversion therapy".
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Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts
The social network is testing a tool that will let people hide categories of ads for the first time.
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‘Detail needed’ on new Wales nurse staffing law accountability

'Detail needed' on new Wales nurse staffing law accountability
Employers have said they want more information from the Welsh government about how senior nurses in charge of calculating staffing levels will be held accountable under new laws in Wales, as well as further details on the sanctions that could be applied to health boards.
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Potential link between parenting books and postnatal depression
Parenting books that promote a strict sleeping and feeding routine could be making mothers more likely to experience postnatal depression, according to a new study.
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'Unmet need' for aftercare in women with cervical cancer
It is essential that the "very real consequences" of diagnosis and treatment for cervical cancer are recognised, specialist nurses have said in response to a new report.
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Patient satisfaction with pain control linked to nurse staffing
Hospital patient satisfaction with pain management is linked to nurse staffing levels, according to US nursing researchers.
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Nursing director 'excited' at prospect of future trust merger
A director of nursing has said she is positive about how the merger of her community trust with a nearby mental health provider will create "opportunities" to improve patient care.
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Nurses welcome NHS approval of 'exciting' lung cancer drug
Oncology nurses have welcomed a draft ruling by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence that a lung cancer drug should be made available to some patients in England.
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Inter-caste lovers' suicide pact – Case report from Nepal
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Food Standards Agency: FSA publishes local authority food law enforcement information

FSA publishes local authority food law enforcement information
The FSA has today published official statistics on food law enforcement by local authorities for the year 2016/17. The information provided by local authorities and compiled by the FSA, gives a detailed breakdown of enforcement activity across the UK.
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New appointments to the FSA Board
The Food Standards Agency has announced three new appointments to the FSA Board. Laura Sandys will serve as Deputy Chair, and Mary Quicke and Stuart Reid will serve as Members for three year terms ending in 2020.
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FSA Board Meeting: 20 September 2017
Today's open Board meeting webcast is now live. It is being chaired by Food Standards Agency Chair Heather Hancock. It will also be available as a video-on-demand within the next few days.
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WHO: World hunger again on the rise, driven by conflict and climate change, new UN report says

World hunger again on the rise, driven by conflict and climate change, new UN report says
After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition released today. At the same time, multiple forms of malnutrition are threatening the health of millions worldwide.

The increase – 38 million more people than the previous year – is largely due to the proliferation of violent conflicts and climate-related shocks, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017.
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WHO launches new NCDs Progress Monitor
Governments must step up efforts to control noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) to meet globally agreed targets, including preventing the premature deaths of millions of people from these conditions, according to a new WHO report released today.

Limited national progress has been made in the fight against NCDs – primarily cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases, cancers and diabetes – which are the world's biggest killers, and claim the lives of 15 million people aged 30 to 70 years annually.
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WHO condemns attacks on hospitals and health workers in Idlib and Hama
Multiple reported attacks on health facilities and personnel today in Syria have killed and injured health workers and disrupted health services for thousands of people. WHO condemns attacks on hospitals and health workers.
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